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Defence

High performance materials made in Australia

Matrix produces engineered products, functional additives and advanced materials for a variety of defence industry applications. Using proprietary polymer composite and chemical technologies, and its advanced engineering expertise, Matrix develops and manufactures a range of high performing products.

Technologies

  • High performance composites - Long fibre reinforced laminates in both thermoset and thermoplastic polymers.
  • Reinforced thermoplastics - Heavy weight thermoplastics designed and qualified for severe service, with bespoke fibre reinforcement and polymer additives.
  • Polyurethane blends - Custom blended thermosets, adducted, filled and reinforced to achieve deep sections and tailored properties.
  • Syntactic foams - Lightweight fillers, both micro and macroscopic, produce rigid and strong materials blended to a client’s requirements.
  • Drag and VIV reduction - Applied biomimetic geometries to reduce the strength and coherence of vortex formation.
  • Kinetica - Lightweight energy absorption systems that are chemically inert with closely controlled crush strength and isotropic energy absorption. Kinetica can be cast in-situ to almost limitless volumes.
Defence